23 November 2006

Janitors' Union Victorious in Houston

Houston janitors who had been out on strike since late October won concessions from their employers on 20 November. They will see pay raises, opportunities for increased hours (many work only part-time) and, very importantly, health benefits - all phased in over the next couple of years. Learn more on the Justice for Janitors web page. Hopefully, this is an initial step toward the resurgence of union success. Note too that the majority of the workers engaged in the strike are women and hispanic. So, when someone asks you how immigrants strengthen the US economy, tell them that they support orgainzed labor.

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